Half Of The World’s Workforce Will Be Remote By 2020. Here’s Why

The popularity of flexible coworking spaces is augmented by the fact that a lot of long-standing corporations, such as banks and insurance companies, are opting to lease an entire floor of a coworking space for their employees as they more and more seamlessly offer remote working options.

These trends continue to redefine the idea of remote work and run parallel to the advancements of technology in the 21st century.

To be “mobile” has a whole new meaning. Citrix Systems CEO Kirill Tatarinov says in an interview for MarketWatch that “We were dreaming about one device for everything in our lives. Today there is one device for everything in our lives, it’s just not physical. It’s virtual and that device is the Cloud.”

He goes on to discuss how we can set up a personal cloud, professional cloud, social cloud, etc. with all of the information and data we need to access, all of which we can access on any kind of device anywhere in the world. If we do not travel with a smartphone, we could still find a computer in a foreign country and access any work content we need.

Remote work no longer has boundaries. It is common to hear about a startup CEO being able to run his/her entire company from their smartphone as they travel the world, but technologies are making it possible for even doctors and therapists to take advantage of limitless mobility.

Mark Manson, a popular blogger and the best-selling author of The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*** talks a lot about how the bulk of his career has been choosing different places on the globe to live for six, eight, twelve months at a time because of the fact that he can access and continue his work from any device anywhere.

Tatarinov claims that this boundless mobility is what has eradicated the concern for separating work and life and instead has offered a comfortable “harmony” between the two.

Does your work have any kind of limitations, or could you still accomplish your tasks from anywhere in the world?